Indexed on: 12 Jul '02Published on: 12 Jul '02Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory
We study wrapped brane configurations via possible maximally supersymmetric gauged supergravities. First, we construct various supersymmetric wrapped D3 brane configurations from D=5 N=8 SO(6) gauged supergravity. This procedure provides certain new examples of wrapped D3 branes around supersymmetric cycles inside non-compact special holonomy manifolds. We analyze their behaviors numerically in order to discuss a correspondence to Higgs and Coulomb branches of sigma models on wrapped D3 branes. We also realize supersymmetric wrapped M2 branes from D=4 N=8 SO(8) gauged supergravity. Then, we study supersymmetric wrapped type IIB NS5 branes by D=7 N=4 SO(4) gauged supergravity. We show a method to derive them by using supersymmetric wrapped M5 branes in D=7 N=4 SO(5) gauged supergravity. This method is based on a domain wall like reduction. Solutions include NS5 branes wrapped around holomorphic $CP^2$ inside non-compact Calabi-Yau threefold. Their behavior shows a similar feature to that for NS5 branes wrapped around holomorphic $CP^1$ inside non-compact $K3$ surface. This construction also provides a check of preserved supersymmetry for a solution interpreted within a string world-sheet theory introduced by Hori and Kapustin. Finally, we find new non-supersymmetric solutions including AdS space-times in D=6 N=2 $SU(2)\times U(1)$ massive gauged supergravity. These solutions can be interpreted as non-supersymmetric wrapped D4-D8 configurations which are dual to non-supersymmetric conformal field theories realized on wrapped D4 branes.